Sunday Keynote

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CJ Eubanks Fleming is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Elon University, where she serves the Faculty Fellow for Internships in the College of Arts and Sciences. In this role she evaluates department- and university-level data regarding internship outcomes, shares internship best practices with faculty, and serves as a liaison between faculty/ students and the university’s career center.

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Judene Pretti is Director of Business Services for Co-operative and Experiential Education at the University of Waterloo. She has been an active WIL researcher for the past 10 years, most recently investigating the intersection between trends predicted for the future of work and work-integrated learning as an educational model. She is a senior advisor to University of Waterloo’s Work-Learn Institute, president-elect of Cooperative Education and Work-Integrated Learning Canada (CEWIL Canada), past executive chair for the International Research Community of the World Association of Co-operative and Work-Integrated Education (WACE), and an associate editor for the International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning.

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Gianna Smurro is a 2022-2025 CEL Student Scholar, majoring in Journalism and Cinema & Television Arts, with a minor in Political Science.

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Annelise Weaver is a 2022-2025 CEL Student Scholar, majoring in Psychology, with minors in Spanish and Communications.

Monday Keynote

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Karsten Zegwaard is Director of Work-Integrated Learning Research at the University of Waikato, New Zealand. Karsten is Editor-in-Chief for the International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning, co-editor with Dr T. Judene Pretti of The Routledge International Handbook of Work-Integrated Learning (3rd edition), current president of Work-Integrated Learning NZ (WILNZ), and executive board member of WACE (the international WIL association). Karsten has been the recipient of several international awards. Karsten has been involved with work-integrated learning since 1998 and manages the WIL programme in Science and previously also in engineering. Karsten also holds a position in the Vice-Chancellor’s Office as Director of WIL Research and was actively involved with the university-wide role out of compulsory WIL within the undergraduate curriculum. Karsten has a broad research focus, including trends in WIL practice and research literature, employability enhancement, professional identity development, quality practice, student wellbeing, and WIL staff professional development needs.